For Immediate Release
July 7, 2010
Contact: Kevin Smith
Phone: (603) 571-4710
CONCORD, NH – Today, Cornerstone Action signed onto an amicus brief filed by the Liberty Institute in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the National Day of Prayer in Freedom from Religion Foundation v. Obama. Those represented in the brief alongside Cornerstone Action include Dr. James Dobson, the Family Research Council (FRC), Focus on the Family Action (Citizenlink), the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), Let Freedom Ring, and Liberty Counsel, along with 27 other family policy councils located in states nationwide.
Commenting on the brief signed by Cornerstone Action, was Executive Director, Kevin Smith:
“In her decision to strike down the National Day of Prayer, Judge Barbara Crabb attempted to undo two hundred years of American history,” Smith said. “Her ruling was an attack upon our heritage and the religious freedom upon which our nation was founded. This decision, clearly rooted in judicial activism and radical leftist thinking, must be overturned.”
On April 15, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that the federal government’s observation of prayer is unconstitutional, despite numerous rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court that protect long-standing traditions of religious invocations. Today’s brief argues that not only is the National Day of Prayer constitutional, but that Judge Crabb’s ruling establishes active hostility to religion and must be reversed.
CPR-Action is the legislative advocacy arm of Cornerstone Policy Research.
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